Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Forgotten Bird of Paradise @ Papua New Guinea Human Rights Film Festival 2012

British filmmaker Dominic Brown filmed undercovered,without the knowledge of the Indonesian authorities, in order to give voice to West Papuan people and their forgotten struggle for Freedom in Their Own Land. 
A breathtaking and consciousness-raising documentary Forgotten Bird of Paradise has been awarded “Best Documentary” at the 2011 Dam International Short Film Festival, and has been screened at independent film festivals - Raindance, Green Man, Port Eliot and Montreal First People Festival.

You can read a full interview with the author here
Watch the movie on-line here
Buy the DVD here

The film will be screened at the Papua New Guinea Human Rights Film Festival, starting on 14th November2012: 


"This year’s festival takes place in three stages, in three different parts of Papua New Guinea:

14-18 November, Port Moresby
24-26 November, Buka
30 November – 1 December, Goroka

The PNG Human Rights Film Festival promotes greater respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights for all. It creates a forum for debate to empower the audience with the understanding that personal commitment can make a difference to end discrimination. The festival brings to life human rights stories. It challenges each individual to empathize with the most vulnerable and discriminated against in our societies, especially victims of human rights violations, and supports justice for all people."

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